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Sony 55ES is in the way

I have a Sony 55ES in my dedicated theater. While I love the picture quality, I have to mount the projector right in the middle of the walking path on my riser with a low ceiling. So far 3 people have bumped their heads on the projector. I originally planned to put the projector on a shelf on the back wall of the theater but the Sony's image would be too big from back there (approx 17 feet). What other projector should I look at with similar image quality to the Sony which could be mounted on the back wall? Thx
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I have a Sony 55ES in my dedicated theater. While I love the picture quality, I have to mount the projector right in the middle of the walking path on my riser with a low ceiling. So far 3 people have bumped their heads on the projector. I originally planned to put the projector on a shelf on the back wall of the theater but the Sony's image would be too big from back there (approx 17 feet). What other projector should I look at with similar image quality to the Sony which could be mounted on the back wall? Thx
What size screen? You can also add a conversion lens to your existing projector. Contact me if you would like to discuss how to do this.

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What size screen? You can also add a conversion lens to your existing projector. Contact me if you would like to discuss how to do this.
It is a 100" screen. What will a conversion lens do?

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How far away do you sit? My 55 is 17' from the screen to lens and just right for my seating distance. If you mean 17 to the back wall then that's even smaller. Of course some aren't into big screens.
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It is a 100" screen. What will a conversion lens do?

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A conversion lens allows you to increase or decrease the throw distance for the same size image. If you would like to discuss this more, then contact me, since off topic.

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Here's the previous thread seeking suggestions, so those participating have the background information to help

Need a new projector...who can help me?
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I originally placed the projector over the front row but it was too close to fill the 100" screen. I moved it back to fill the screen and now it is above the riser walkway. 3 people have hit their head on the projector so far. It is quite annoying. I think I have to use a different projector and put it on a shelf behind the second row. I will wait to see what is announced this Fall. Hopefully something will fit the bill.
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I originally placed the projector over the front row but it was too close to fill the 100" screen. I moved it back to fill the screen and now it is above the riser walkway. 3 people have hit their head on the projector so far. It is quite annoying. I think I have to use a different projector and put it on a shelf behind the second row. I will wait to see what is announced this Fall. Hopefully something will fit the bill.
For a theater with two rows, a 100" screen is on the small side. Why not go with a larger screen and then you could place the projector above the second row. New screen will be cheaper than new projector.

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For a theater with two rows, a 100" screen is on the small side. Why not go with a larger screen and then you could place the projector above the second row. New screen will be cheaper than new projector.
I don't have the ceiling height for a larger screen. The second row will not be able to see the bottom of it.
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I don't have the ceiling height for a larger screen. The second row will not be able to see the bottom of it.
Then I would go with a scope screen of the same height as your current screen and add the new Panamorph X1 lens or the Panamorph FVX200 lens.
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I think it will be less money to sell my projector and purchase a different projector for my theater compared to buying a lens and a new screen.
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